China holds Canadians 'for smoking marijuana' Chinese authorities have arrested two Canadians in the capital Beijing for allegedly smoking marijuana. According to Radio-Canada, officials entered a hotel room where members of the travelling equestrian show Cavalia were staying on 14 July. The public broadcaster said officials made a number of arrests and two Canadians remain in prison. A spokesperson for Cavalia said they were trying to arrange for two employees to return to Canada. “This…"China holds Canadians 'for smoking marijuana'"
White House spokesman Spicer out as Trump seeks to fix image WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned on Friday, ending a short and turbulent tenure that made him a household name and the butt of late-night television comedy lampoons, amid further upheaval within President Donald Trump’s inner circle. While not a surprise, Spicer’s departure was abrupt and accompanied other changes in Trump’s media and legal teams, as an investigation of possible…"White House spokesman Spicer out as Trump seeks to fix image"
Three Israelis stabbed to death in West Bank attack Three Israeli civilians have been stabbed to death in a settlement near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank. Another Israeli was wounded in the attack in Halamish. The Israeli army says the attacker was shot and caught. The attack came near the end of a day of clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces over new security measures at a Jerusalem holy site. Three Palestinians were killed…"Three Israelis stabbed to death in West Bank attack"
U.S. to drop criminal charges in 'London Whale' case NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors on Friday said they are dropping criminal charges against two JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) derivatives traders implicated in the “London Whale” trading scandal that caused $6.2 billion (5 billion pounds) of losses in 2012. In a filing with the U.S. District Court in Manhattan, prosecutors said efforts to extradite the defendants Javier Martin-Artajo and Julien Grout, who are citizens…"U.S. to drop criminal charges in 'London Whale' case"
Berlin reviews Turkish arms requests as crisis deepens ANKARA/BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany said on Friday it was reviewing applications for arms projects from Turkey, accusing its NATO ally of ramping up covert operations as an attempt by a Turkish minister to calm a deepening bilateral crisis fell flat. While one minister in Berlin compared Ankara’s behaviour over the detention of six rights activists to the authoritarian former communist East Germany, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told…"Berlin reviews Turkish arms requests as crisis deepens"
White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigns White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has quit, reportedly in protest at a shake-up of the communications team. Mr Spicer stepped down because he was unhappy with President Donald Trump’s appointment of a new communications director, reports the New York Times. Combative Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci has been picked for the role that Mr Spicer partially filled. Mr Spicer’s press briefings were a cable news hit, but…"White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigns"
Salvador Dali's moustache 'intact at 10 past 10' Salvador Dalí’s moustache is intact in the “10 past 10” position, the surrealist painter’s foundation has said, a day after his body was exhumed. “It was like a miracle,” said Narcis Bardalet, who was in charge of embalming Dalí’s body 28 years ago, adding that the hair was also intact. The body was exhumed in the north-eastern Spanish city of Figueres to settle a paternity case. A…"Salvador Dali's moustache 'intact at 10 past 10'"
Exclusive – Moscow lawyer who met Trump Jr. had Russian spy agency as client MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Russian lawyer who met Donald Trump Jr. after his father won the Republican nomination for the 2016 U.S. presidential election counted Russia’s FSB security service among her clients for years, Russian court documents seen by Reuters show. The documents show that the lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, successfully represented the FSB’s interests in a legal wrangle over ownership of…"Exclusive – Moscow lawyer who met Trump Jr. had Russian spy agency as client"
East Jerusalem: Clashes erupt amid holy site tensions Israeli forces and Palestinians have clashed in East Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank amid friction over a Jerusalem holy site. Water canon and tear gas were fired after rioters threw stones and other objects outside the walls of the Old City, police said. A Palestinian youth was also reportedly shot dead nearby, but the circumstances of the killing are not yet clear. Tensions have soared since…"East Jerusalem: Clashes erupt amid holy site tensions"
India musician plays guitar during brain surgery An Indian musician played the guitar on the operating table to help doctors treat involuntary muscle spasms in his fingers. Abhishek Prasad was asked to play every time doctors “burnt” a circuit in his brain to treat what is commonly known as “musician’s dystonia”. The condition causes painful spasms, twisting and repetitive movements or abnormal postures. Mr Prasad told the BBC that he was able to play with…"India musician plays guitar during brain surgery"